In Two Minds - Lime Tree Theatre

In Two Minds

Presented by Fishamble

Written by Joanne Ryan | Directed by Sarah Jane Scaife

Please join us for a post-show discussion and Q&A after the performance on Friday 20th October, facilitated by Ann Blake and with Joanne Ryan and Rob Stephen from GROW Mental Health organisation.

Written by Limerick playwright Joanne Ryan, In Two Minds is a deeply personal, inventive and ultimately uplifting new work that examines the charms and challenges of living with bipolar disorder and its impact on a family.

In Two Minds

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Explored through the dynamic of a mother-daughter relationship, In Two Minds is deeply personal, inventive, funny and life-affirming. As a new work it plays with both the fascinating allure and the challenges of living with bipolar disorder. From the stellar writer Joanne Ryan (Lustrum Award winner) and director Sarah Jane Scaife (Beckett sa Chreig: Laethanta Sona) comes a tale of the adult child and parent sharing the same home. Pom Boyd (The Dry) and Karen McCartney (A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings) perform a delicate piece grappling with mental health, love and humanity.

In Two Minds finds insight in the darkness, humour in the pain and tenderness in difficult family dynamics. In Two Minds will have its world premiere at Dublin Theatre Festival 2023.


Joanne Ryan, collaborating with her mother, has written a play that uses honesty, humour and compassion to portray the highs and lows for a daughter living with a mother with Bipolar Disorder. In Two Minds is a play that both entertains and educates the audience. This play helps reduce stigma for those not familiar with Bipolar Dis- order and also provides many unique insights for those of us who work in mental health. Dr Anne Jeffers Consultant Psychiatrist 


Originally commissioned by Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable, as part of Belltable:Connect Development Programme




Pom Boyd
Karen McCartney


Joanne Ryan
Sarah Jane Scaife
Set Designer
Alyson Cummins
Costume Designer
Sinead Cuthbert
Lx Designer
Kevin Smith
Composer & Sound Designer
Rob Moloney
Gavin Kostick
Laura MacNaughton
Production Manager
Eoin Kilkenny
Stage Manager
Steph Ryan
Assistant Production Manager
Daire Ó Muirí


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  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
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